Thomson Reuters Foundation invites applications from journalists to participate in a training course in London in April. The course combines face-to-face teaching with online study. It starts with five days in London followed by online study made up of ten modules. It is anticipated each online unit will take about two weeks to complete and the modules can be completed in less than ten months. The course starts April 23, 2012 and ends April 27, 2012.
All applicants for Thomson Reuters Foundation training courses must currently be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organisations (freelancers are also eligible to apply but must be able to show recent published work). Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
Please note: You are not ineligible if you have already attended one of their programmes in London before. You must commit to attending the first programme and completing the online e-learning modules.
Thomson Reuters Foundation offers:
Full bursaries – for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organisations with no resources for training. Bursaries would include travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, tuition fee and a modest living allowance. Thomson Reuters Foundation will also cover the cost of the online modules. This arrangement is subject to variation.
Part-funded bursaries – are available for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition who work for organisations that have limited resources for training, in this instance Thomson Reuters Foundation waives the tuition cost and you will be expected to cover travel, accommodation and online module costs. In exceptional circumstances journalists from the developed world will be considered for part-funded bursaries.
Non-funded – Thomson Reuters Foundation also offers training for journalists from any region from an organisation that has the resources to fully cover the following costs of the programme: tuition fees: £1,000 for a 5-day London course, £1,000 for online e-learning modules also travel and accommodation costs and living expenses. Thomson Reuters Foundation would provide a list of hotels for participants who require accommodation in London.
How to Apply
- A short biography of no more than 250 words and also: A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying
- Two recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary
- A story of the state of your national economy.